23.5 miles
3,846 ft
-3,849 ft
2 miles
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Detailed Description
Cirque of the Towers Loop is a 23 mile less popular intermediate route located near Pinedale Wyoming. This hike only route. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 3,846 ft with a max elevation of 11,419 ft then descends -3,849 ft.
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2 Reviews & Comments

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Rider75 (Jul 29, 2022 at 10:14)
Great views. Many years ago considered just hiking in from Big Sand to Cirque but would have deprived myself of equally, if not better views from Shadow Lake. Do the loop!
Downed trees on the Fremont section mentioned on blogs are a thing of the past. Bugs mentioned on many posts are real- dont forget a head net.

We did this as 3 days two nights. Clockwise for sure! The skree in Texas pass is difficult but more difficult and twice as long from the counter clockwise direction. Camped at Shadow lake and Lonesome lake. Many good sites. Plenty of water along the route. Many fishing spots. Crossed paths with many on the Continental Divide trail headed to Canada.
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Tjjones68 (Oct 2, 2021 at 8:51)
We did the Cirque of the towers and this trail was on our route coming from Lonesome Lake. We ended up not hiking it, we heard from other hikers that it was very difficult to hike with full packs and is only intended as a climber access. We ended up using the Big Sandy Trail over Jackass Pass. Not as flat, but not terrible with a pack.


More Stats for Cirque of the Towers Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    9,097 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,105 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,101 ft
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  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Big Sandy (Jackass Pass)
Aug 14, 2021 @ 9:25am
Aug 14, 2021
Quite a climb. Really rocky but great views of the cirque.
Big Sandy
Aug 14, 2021 @ 9:25am
Aug 14, 2021
Nice easy trail.
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